China′s Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as HSK or the Chinese Proficiency Test is a standardized test at the state level designed and developed to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers (foreigners, overseas Chinese and students of Chinese national minorities). It consists of HSK Levels 1-6. At present there are 161 test centers in 38 countries. Certificates of HSK will be issued to those who have secured the required scores.
For more information regarding HSK, please see http://www.hsk.org.cn/index.aspx
The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) is the only test center of HSK in Tenessee. For test date and registration information, please see http://www.memphis.edu/cium/